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after weekof warnings, police cleared the tents. a couple of police officers were hurt during the chaos as they broke it up. gil diaz alive at the plaza has the very latest for us now. what can you tell us? >> hi, gm. mcgreevey police chief greg suhr told us this morning that this raid began just after 1:00. and they hope to clean up the camp right behind me by daylight before workers from the financial district pop into work. as we step aside we'll zoom in what used to be "occupy sf" camp. you can see that not many tents are up. we have police officers still surrounding justin herman plaza. we have rubbish trucks. we have city maintenance crews tearing down all those tents and taking them into the garbage dump. all the protestors' belongings are going to the department of public works where they can be
claimed later. a full force of police officers and sheriff's deputies, she said there were more than 100 tents at the camp and more than 100 demonstrators, as well. he says to date there are over 50 people arrested, one of the police officers hit in the face by a thrown metal chair which i'm sure could hurt. now, he says that the reason it was done today is because negotiations between city officials and protestors have broken down. that there is no response to the e-mails, no call backs from city officials. that's why they decided to do it today. but we talked to one protestor this morning here from the beginning and says he feels betrayed by city official. >> i personally have been working really hard with dpw for one, mohammed, working with the board of supervisors and you know, we had an agreement
to try to work together and this when these kind of things got to a point they would come to us and tell us and we would do what we could to fix it. and there was no communication, just a full raid. >> reporter: a live look again here at justin herman plaza. earlier when we got here around 3:30, they had broken off or they had blocked market street from justin herman plaza to drum street where the hyatt hotel is. it looked like they may have taken the yellow tape away from justin herman plaza but i'm told we are not allowed to go into that campsite just now but a lot of action here over 50 people arrested. chief suhr said that he expected that many arrests but he did ask him whether he was violent. he didn't think it was that violent. it was very peaceful. a lot of protestors simply yelling but there was no violence or any chairs thrown that we could see this morning. back to you. >> so gil, they were offered
that school in the mission district a week or two ago. they turned it down. they were trying to negotiate. are they having second thoughts? were you able to talk to anybody about that? >> reporter: no. we weren't able to ask that. i did ask the chief this morning whether people had begun going into that abandoned school in the mission. he said no someone there because they had not opened the school because no one had the do en back to the gotten back to officials will an interest in the school. last week some of them said they were head there is because they would rather have a safe secure place that did not have any threat of a police raid. but since that school wasn't even opened in the first place, they are probably out of luck. >> yeah. hindsight is 20/20. thank you, gil diaz in san francisco. officers are handcuffing "occupy" protestors who are not
following orders. this is not over yet. anser hassan joins us live on the phone with the very latest on the confrontation and what is the atmosphere like out there, anser? >> reporter: good morning, grace. well, there is a school bus that's loaded with "occupy" protestors. they are being loaded up and about ready to be moved out. i'm on market street near the federal building. about 24 people were arrested in the past 20 minutes or so. we are told that the protestors were told not to cross the police barricades here on market street. the protestors were chanting things like, bad cops, no doughnuts, but in a show of defiance, they crossed anyways and the police dropped them to the ground and made the arrests. the protestors say they are protesting peacefully, that this is a nonviolent civil disobedience. police officers who i spoke with are saying that people on the street were -- traffic obstruction. they say they don't have problems with the police, that
the protestors are actually trying to cause some chaos here again, but what they are saying is the problem isn't with the police, it's with the financial institutions and they want to stay on point. they are also saying that the city has failed to provide city services and that's why the homeless encampment was a big reason this was important because there's a lot of san francisco homeless people. they were allowed to come here. this place provided food and shelter, medical services. it was a sense of community for people here. now, about 10 minutes ago, cops on bikes just took off from the area. but there are still a huge police presence out here. cops in riot gear still lining up in the streets at market street here near the federal building. around noontime there will be another protest here at the federal building. and they will have another general assembly meeting later on tonight to discuss the next move in the next phase of "occupy sf." the camp may be gone, but they are telling me that this protest is far from over.
>> all right. anser hassan live on market street with the latest. thank you. in other news, a san jose cheerleading coach is in jail accused of child molestation. 23-year-old anthony loza was arrested at his home. he coached at andrew hill high school and at energy athletics. police say he recently abused a minor associate of one of the groups but they have no evidence of any other victims. it was an episode literally straight out of a tv show. a misfire by the show "mythbusters" show sent a cannonball into homes on cassata place in dublin. it knocked a hole in the door of the first house, then bounced around inside making more holes before going out through a back wall and from there it flew across busy tassajara road, broke some slate tiles off a roof then landed on a minivan. amazingly, nobody was hurt by the cast iron cannonball. it was fired from the alameda county bomb range yesterday afternoon. >> this cannonball was supposed to go through several barrels
of water and through a cinderblock and then ultimately into the size of a hill. >> well, that didn't happen. the "mythbusters" show has used the firing range dozens of times over the last eight years without a mishap. but very fortunate nobody was hurt. >> sounds like they busted that myth. [ laughter ] >> i guess so. can you imagine being in a house, what was that? >> it's like something out of a cartoon bouncing around every where? >> was it an optical illusion or last night was this guy doing weather at 11:00? >> a little bit of an optical illusion. >> just exactly like that cannonball. i feel like that, too, folks. if you are going out the door, freezing in some spots this morning especially in the north bay again. those temperatures dropping below freezing in the napa valley. 31 in santa rosa. 28 degrees right now in fairfield and 33 in livermore. likely to see some patchy frost outside. high pressure remains in control. that is bringing with it a cold start but lots of sunshine into the afternoon with some mild
temperatures. highs in the 50s and the low 60s in the latter part of the day. all right. that's a look at weather. let's check traffic with gianna. >> lots to get to in morning. let's start off with a fatal accident on 580. conditions between 580 as you work your way toward 680 look okay. east of there the accident -- we'll show you on the maps. eastbound 580 at north first street through livermore it's on the right shoulder. coroner arrived on the scene. no lanes are blocked but may take time for the investigation. elsewhere we have a wreck westbound 80 at pinole valley roadblocking one right lane. expect delays. north 880 between old bayshore to 280, that roadwork still in effect at least until 6:30. now, this ongoing problem we have been talking about "occupy sf," there are closures because of this. market street closed between stewart and spear streets so avoid the area if you can. it may cause delays for bart and muni in the area. so heads up there. we have delays to report for muni through fremont. details coming up. right now, back to you guys. 5:08. we are staying on top of that
developing situation at "occupy sf." >> police have cleared the "occupy" camp. they can it early this morning. still a -- they did it early this morning. still a tense situation. some of the protestors are still hanging around. we have two live reports coming up. it's a hotspot for violence and noise. why one bay area jack-in-the- box shouldn't be open late. [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thank you card ck up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? we talked about getting a diamond. but with all the thank you points i've been earning... ♪ ...i flew us to the rock i really had in mind. ♪ [ male announcer ] the citi thank you card. earn points you can use for travel on any airline, with no blackout dates.
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to operate 24 hours. yesterday san francisco police told them to close early but the employees told cbs 5 that they are planning on staying open around the clock. and bart officials are planning a task force in the wake of metal thefts from various public agencies, utilities and businesses. they spoke after thieves cut away copper from bart lines in west oakland. the "chronicle" reports that they also revealed that a project to streamline rail service in the east bay has been delayed by nearly a year because of two major thefts last december. 70 years ago today japan bombed american ships at pearl harbor, hawaii, and the united states entered world war ii. the survivors, not many left, gathered at pearl harbor to remember the eventful almost 2400 people died in the attack. there are bay area events aboard the uss hornet in alameda and at the summit beacon up atop mount diablo
which had to extinguish their beacon that day in fear of japanese that might attack the mainland. >> because of the air raids that could happen on the west coast. >> that didn't happen, thank goodness. 5:13. more team coverage on the eviction at "occupy sf" plus a bay area man offering sperm to anyone who wants it. why the feds are trying to shut down his operation. and we are looking at some sunshine around the bay area starting out with some very cold temperatures out there. time for your snow report today. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
there were some injuries.. to dozens of people have been arrested as the "occupy sf" camp is closed. over 50 now. a couple of injuries, too. some to the protestors, couple of police officers hurt, as well. gil diaz has an update. >> reporter: we are told that maybe some of the protestors may have arrived near justin herman plaza and that's why police are still here but look behind me. this is what used to be the "occupy sf" camp at justin
herman plaza. you will don't see as many tents as you have been seeing for the past few weeks because it was cleared out by maintenance crews in time for the financial district employees to clock into work. as you pan to the right you will see there are police officers here. you can see them on market street. over 50 people van rested two officers assaulted -- over 50 people have been arrested, two officers assaulted. the police say the raid went well not too violent but went well. so we saw -- we asked them, how do you explain what you did today regards the 99ers? >> most of the people in the neighborhood are part of the 99% and they needed relief. so this part of 99% moved that part of the 99 to give to the
other part of the 99% relief. >> reporter: and chief suhr said that this morning when they raided the camp there wren more than 100 tents and more than 100 demonstrators, as well. but they're here now. their belongings are being brought to the department of public health where protestors will claim the belongings this morning. >> we knew it was a matter of time. they had had a lot of warnings and obviously had the other flies go to the school in the mission but a done deal now. gil diaz live for us in san francisco. thank you. a chilly morning all over the bay area sko let's see if lawrence can fix this. >> did you like that frost? we had some frosty days the last couple of days. >> it was freezing. >> wonderful. >> i could tell grace is like oh, boy it's too cold. out the door it is another cold start to the day outside. a lot of frost showing up out there as again the temperatures dipping down into freezing. especially in the north bay this morning. 30 in santa rosa, 29 in
fairfield. and 32 now freezing in livermore. likely to see patchy frost all around the bay area again today. out the door, a chilly start grab a jacket with you but i think this afternoon, hazy sunshine and temperatures not all that bad. pretty seasonal for this time of year. 50s and a lot of 60s into the afternoon. high pressure still holding on out there. and that means we are going to start out with a cold temperature in the morning hours but giving way to plenty of sunshine by the afternoon. but it will stay hazy. a "spare the air" in effect until noon today. numbers not bad, a lot of 50s and 60s into the south bay. 61 morgan hill. 60 in santa clara. 56 in pacifica. a logical cooler there. and inland -- a little cooler there. and inland 50s and 60s by the afternoon and plenty of sunshine. north bay looking good. 60 in santa rosa. next couple of days we are going to see some changes maybe couple more clouds moving into the forecast then over the weekend we have a low that's going to skirt along the coastline bringing in more clouds. not ready to put showers in there but we'll keep our eyes
on it for you. looks like cooler temperatures through monday and tuesday. it is traffic time. for that we head to gianna. >> thank you, lawrence. bart is recovering from an earlier equipment problem. as a result we are dealing with some delays. about 10- to 15-minute delays at mcarthur in the fremont, sfo and millbrae directions. also expect delays possible as well at the embarcadero due to all the activities at justin herman plaza. muni delays in and around that area are also possible so do plan for that this morning. now, there are closures near justin herman plaza. market is closed between stewart and spear. plan ahead. not sure when it will reopen but expect delays in the area. eastbound 580 at north first street in livermore, a fatal accident. no lanes blocked, lots of activity for the investigation all on the right shoulder. still seeing green on our sensors so traffic okay in both directions eastbound being the noncommute direction. westbound 80 at pinole valley road wrapping up an accident here. was in the two right lanes.
they should pushing it over to the right shoulder. sluggish on the westbound side of 80. we are also dealing with road construction this morning in the south bay. northbound 880 old bayshore highway to 280, various lanes blocked until at least 6:30. we are seeing yellow there so speeds dipping to around 40 miles per hour. a quick bridge check. golden gate bridge problem- free, no delays out of marin county. looking good at the bay bridge. no delays across either deck. that's a look at your morning drive. back to you guys. >> thank you. a man in fremont has donated sperm and fathered more than a dozen children in the past few years but apparently the fda doesn't approve. he started doing it in 2004. he has since fathered 14 children but the fda considers his service as an establishment that recovers and distributes seem men. they want him to stop. he says he is just helping families for free. >> it's helping people in need. i don't make any money and
new selsun blue deep cleansing. barry bonds is trying to avoid prison time for his obstruction of justice conviction. lawyers for the former san francisco giant are arguing for probation when bonds is sentenced next week. the lawyers point out that a federal probation officer has recommended probation instead of prison time. head of the faa resigned after getting arrested for drunk driving. 65-year-old randy babbitt was pulled over saturday night in fairfax city virginia for driving on the wrong side of the road. he was charged with driving under the influence and then released. he said he resigned because he didn't want a, quote, to cast a shadow on the work done by the colleagues at the faa. hollywood star alec baldwin got booted from a flight thanks to a smart phone game addiction apparently. >> he made sure that the rest of the world knew about his gripe with american airlines. this is what he posted on
twitter. the "30 rock" star, flight attendant on american reamed me out for play words with friends while we sat at the gate while not moving. he compared them to retired catholic school gym teachers from the 50s. boxer oscar de la hoya happened to be on the same flight. >> i also felt alex baldwin [ indiscernible ] turning off his devices. he got a little angry. >> who else was on this plane? [ laughter ] >> i know. >> man. all right. baldwin's spokesman says he lost that game so much that he was willing to get kicked off a plane for it. the movie star ended up on another american airlines flight. ended up getting where he needed to go. >> when you're a movie star it's all about attention. by golly, alec got quite a bit off that. forget it i'm in the middle of a game. 5:26. the "occupy sf" campers have
linda marie macdonald. good morning. we begin with breaking news. it's the final morning of "occupy sf." we have team coverage of a police raid that just happened. gil diaz is live in san francisco at justin herman plaza with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and grace. yeah, a lot of things happening here at justin herman plaza and the embarcadero. that raid started after 1:00 according to police chief greg suhr and he says that he believes the raid went well. as i step aside you will see a police line has formed on market street. that's where cbs 5's anser hassan will give a report in a few minutes but in just the last few minutes in a police formation happening because there's still some protestors lingering around on market street. but take a look at some video of the raid from earlier this morning. over 50 people have been arrested according to chief suhr when they raided justin herman plaza. chief suhr said that over 100 tents were still pitched here and over 100 demonstrators still living here. the reason they decided to act on the raid today, according to
chief suhr, is because he says negotiations and talk between city officials and organizers of "occupy sf" have broken down to the point where the protestors weren't even getting back to city officials, phone messages, voicemails and even e- mails. you might remember that last week the city had offered an abandoned school in the mission district as an alternate site for these protestors to move into without any threat of a police raid and only some of them had decided to go there. now we learn this morning that that school wasn't even opened because negotiations never were finalized. but yeah, two police officers have also been assaulted in this raid. one of those officers hit in the face by a thrown metal chair. we asked one of the protestors who was here when the raid began what happened. and here's what she said. >> when i got here, they had -- they were loading the trucks
with, uhm, tents. people's belongings, medical supplies. i drove one my vehicle just asking them to just hand me the medical supplies that were on the corner. i was on that corn he. i asked them just give me the medical supplies! please! and they wouldn't give it to me. >> reporter: and hopefully, she was able to get medical supplies. we're told that the protestors are able to get their belongings from the department of public works later this morning. but you're talking a live look again at justin herman plaza. you might notice, frank and grace, there are no tents pitched up because city crews have been working furiously to clear the camp behind us in time for the workers so the financial district would clock in for work. back to you guys. >> as far as we know, no rubber bullets or tear gas were let out for the protestors, right? >> reporter: you know, we're told that things like that had happened. i wasn't able to confirm that because a lot of that action had already begun before we got here around 3:00. but i'm sure that -- chief suhr
said it wasn't as violent as expected. he said it went pretty well. grace? >> yeah, sounded like it was fairly peaceful. two officers hurt but both are fine, one got hit in the riot mask with that chair. okay, gil, thanks so much for alive report in san francisco. in the meantime, more protestors have been arrested because they are refusing to follow police orders. anser hassan is at the scene where things have calmed down quite a bit. he joins us live now with more. >> reporter: good morning. the mood and the situation have changed dras cloudy over the past hour. show you live pictures here at market and stewart streets here of what used to be "occupy sf." police in riot gear have moved back about a block and the crowd of protestors has gotten much smaller over the past hour in the area that used to be the tenth city for "occupy sf." a short while ago about a dozen "occupy" protestors were arrested for crossing the police barricade and standing in the street. the protestors are telling me that they did so as a show of
defiance. they say they are engage in nonviolent civil disobedience but i heard sfpd that they are being arrested for crossing into the street and obstructing traffic laws. the protestors say they don't hate the police. they say that the police are being manipulated by the system. protestors say that the city has failed to provide city services and they are trying to highlight that with their protestors that are going on right now. so what happens? the protestors say right now that they will regroup at around 12:00 this afternoon near the federal building which is about a block away from where i'm at and they said they are going to have a general assembly later on this evening as well to discuss what happened. many of the protestors are telling me that camp city may be gone but the movement is far from over. >> anser, quick question, will justin herman plaza be cleaned up by, say, noontime? is that what they're hoping for? >> reporter: the police officers have been telling us that they are going to try it get this cleaned up by morning. it's a big area. there's a big mess out there, a
lot of mess to clean up. the protestors were being told they can pick up their stuff from the department of public works later on this afternoon. but in terms of the clean-up, good luck to them if they are going to have it done in the nex couple of hours. it's a mess. >> thank you, anser hassan live in san francisco. quite a mess at the camp and on the roads around the embarcadero. let's check in with gianna for the latest. >> chopper 5 will show you an aerial view of the area. there are closures in effect because of the raid near justin herman plaza. market street is shut down between stewart and spear. no word as to when this will reopen. so expect some delays. use alternates in the meantime. also may be affecting bart, as well. bart trains near embarcadero may be affected. muni lines we're also hearing delays are possible also. so i would avoid the area if you can. use alternates. embarcadero seems to be open so that's looking okay in both directions. now, jumping over to our maps right now we'll show you a map
of the area so again market street is closed between stewart and spear. that's where most of the activity s we have earlier delays for bart at the macarthur station. but delays are possible in san francisco. still monitoring the fatal accident in livermore eastbound 580 at north first. all the activities over to the right shoulder but we are starting to see some delays westbound. lawrence has the weather forecast. >> still cold. out the door bring a jacket with you. by the afternoon you can probably take it off and enjoy the sunshine. right now 32 degrees an freezing in the napa valley, 29 fairfield, 32 and freezing in livermore. some chilly temperatures to begin again today with some hazy skies outside. still these numbers by the afternoon with some sunshine and hazy sunshine right around normal for this time of the year. temperatures within a degree or two of being normal. 50s and 60s by the afternoon. so we're looking good. i think over the next couple of days no major changes in the forecast. many a few clouds moving in. could be some bigger changes
toward the latter part of the weekend. that's the latest forecast, guys. back to you. >> thank you. bail is a half million dollars for a san jose cheerleading coach accused of child molestation. 23-year-old anthony loza was arrested at his home. he coached at andrew hill high school and at energy athletics. police say he recently abused a minor associated with one of the groups. they have no evidence though of any other victims. and talk about a surprise in an east bay neighborhood. a flying cannonball bounced around but somehow avoided hurting anybody. the 5.5" cannonball knocked a hole in the door of the first house that it hit. then it ricocheted around inside making more holes before finally going out through a back wall. not done yet. it flew across tassajara road, broke slate tiles on a roof and finally landed in a minivan. >> this cannonball was supposed to go through water, cinder
block and ultimately into the side of a hill. >> the "mythbusters" show has used the firing range dozens of times over the last eight years. but before they had no mishaps. >> oh, my gosh. the owner of that house must be thanking his lucky stars. it's pearl harbor day. president roosevelt said it will be a date that will live in infamy. today 26 survivors will mark the anniversary in a number of ceremonies. the remains of a sailor who survived on board the uss utah and died this year were buried under water last night. closer to home in alameda, the uss hornet will host a ceremony this afternoon to market pearl harbor anniversary. the summit beacon on mount diablo will be lit around sunset. it was extinguished in 1941 just after the attacks at pearl harbor. also this morning, most of the gop presidential candidates
will be in washington addressing the republican jewish conference there. it comes as a new cbs news/new york times poll shows former house speaker newt gingrich with a double-digit lead over mitt romney and ron paul in iowa. that's among republicans who are likely to vote. romney is coming to the bay area later today. is he scheduled to attend a private roundtable. a photo reception and fundraiser tonight, also. tickets $1,000 to $25,000. citigroup is letting hundreds of employees go. the bank is slashing 4500 jobs worldwide. that's about 1.5% of its workforce. the bank says it's all part of its efforts to trim costs. the cuts will be made over the next few quarters. 5:39. coming up, police tear apart "occupy sf." we'll have another update. >> and it's been a hotspot for violence and a whole lot of noise. why this particular jack-in-the- box here in the city isn't supposed to be open late any more. we'll tell you why coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
plaza this live pictures, chopper 5 just above justin herman plaza. san francisco police have moved in overnight as they cleared out the "occupy" camp. >> whole lot cleaner now. more than 50 people are arrested in the raid that began about 1:00 this morning. two officers were slightly injured. police gave the protestors a chance to leave and avoid arrest, some did but some said they were only given five minutes to collect their things and weren't too happy about it. >> a lot of people upset about that. let's check with gianna and the traffic how it's affecting the area. >> there are closures as a result. market street especially is the biggest one shut down between stewart and spear because of this activity. now, there are delays expected
in the area. use the an alternate if you can. i got some new information about closures. embarcadero through the area near justin herman plaza, there is only one lane open through there so traffic may be slow as you work your way through that area. also, bart and muni may be affected, as well. we have some earlier bart delays that's been wrapped up but because embarcadero station is close to there you might see some delays as well as muni through the area. the rest of mass transit is right on time. ace, cam train and ferries no -- caltrain and ferries, no delays. westbound 580 slow through the altamont pass. pretty typical this time of the morning. drive time okay, 15 minutes to get to 680. you may see spectator slowing slowing through there, still no word as to when an investigation will be wrapped up on eastbound 580 north first street. delays westbound 4 not too bad off the antioch bridge but west
of there as you work your way through antioch and possibly into pittsburg at this point, we are seeing some stop and go conditions through that area. now, the south bay we had some overnight roadwork along 880 near old bayshore highway and 280. that's been cleared up pretty early this morning. they were hoping to wrap things up before 6:30 on time. 880/237, also in the south bay near milpitas, not too bad. traffic looking light through that portion. the rest of 880 through the oakland area or you plan to, both directions of 880 not showing any delays. you're clear northbound towards the maze. toward the bay bridge we are seeing slight delays there as well and also you can see chopper 5 pictures for that area near "occupy sf." golden gate bridge not too bad. southbound clear out of marin county. again if you are head towards the bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights are off. and no delays on the upper deck. remember kcbs once you do hit the roads. they're our radio partners. and you can find them at 740-am and 106.9-fm. lawrence has the forecast. >> gianna, are you liking these cold temperatures? >> no. >> no? >> no. >> i mean, it feels like the season, right?
>> kind of i guess. >> a lot of people don't like cold weather, either. it's chilly outside right now, folks. freezing in some parts of the bay area. if you are heading out right now, 32 in livermore, 34 concord, 29 in fairfield. and we're still freezing in the napa valley. so yeah, it is a cold start to the day but as we head toward the afternoon not too bad. but if you are moving out right now, expect some chilly temperatures. skies mostly clear. a little hazy out there and probably going to see some patchy frost, as well. by the afternoon, mostly sunny skies, it will be hazy and those temperatures running up into the 50s and low 60s by the afternoon, seasonal for this time of year. no rain to speak of yet and we're still waiting. may begin to see some changes toward the weekend. otherwise, we are going stay dry. it is a "spare the air" day, particulates starting to build up in the atmosphere a little bit but temperatures looking good. hazy sunshine into the afternoon, 50s and 60s. east bay numbers in the 50s and
also the 60s. inside the bay, plenty of sunshine this afternoon. 59 degrees in alameda and 60 degrees in oakland. next couple of days we are looking at more of the same just maybe a couple of more clouds making their way into our skies. cooler over the weekend with clouds moving through. i don't want to put the raindrops in just yet. we'll have to watch that close, late in the weekend, beginning of next week. that is a look at weather. back to you. >> thank you. 5:46. let's take a look at some of the bay area headlines. this morning we are going to hear from the parents of that 1-year-old boy who was shot in the head in west oakland last week. this is the video from that fracas. they are expected to update us on the condition of hiram lawrence. meanwhile the carry-on account reports some members of the -- the "chronicle" reports some members of the boy's family attacked a man they said was involved in the attack during a surprise meeting at the hospital. san jose city council will put a pension reform measure on the june ballot, which will
increase contribution by employees and limiting benefits for new ones. parking issues for the 49ers stadium in santa clara has been resolved. the owner of the great america theme park reports an agreement. the park owners are dropping a suit against the stadium. a san francisco 24-hour jack-in-the-box notorious for violence and noise shouldn't even be open late. a cal fire firefighter was hurt in a fight at the richmond district restaurant on thanksgiving. he is still in the hospital today. it turns out that jack-in-the- box doesn't have a permit to operate 24 hours. yesterday, san francisco police told them to close early. but the employees were under a different impression. >> how about the hours of operation? are you open 24 hours tonight? >> yes. >> so you're open all night? >> i don't think it's that big of a deal have it you know -- we have a police station on sixth and geary so i don't know what the problem s they should just have extra patrol or ising. >> the fast food joint did hire
extra security and install surveillance cameras there. but the guards happened to be off duty the night the firefighter was hurt. 5:48. it is the end of "occupy sf." we have the very latest on the police raid coming up with a couple of live reports. >> and mystery solved. finally the cause behind fires in chevy volts. ,, can i, can i (repeated) v.o: can now be enjoyed in your coffee ( can i, can i (repeated) ) v.o: only international delight v.o: put's the real flavours from v.o: your favourite treats inside
it's 5:50. let's go live. chopper 5 just above the "occupy sf" camp where it has been closed in the early- morning hours. they are cleaning up justin herman plaza. it's going to take probably until noontime to get it cleaned up. police raiding the camp a little after 1:00 this morning. more than 50 arrests, although police gave protestors a chance to leave and avoid those arrests. two officers were injured. they are going to be just fine.
but they are cleaning up. >> that's right. it's going to take some work though. all right. let's go to some other news now. the head of the federal aviation administration has resigned after getting arrested for drunk driving. 65-year-old randy babbitt was pulled over saturday night in fairfax city, virginia, for driving on the wrong side of the road. he was charged with driving under the influence and released. babbitt said he is resigning because he didn't want to "cast a shadow on the work done" by his colleagues at the faa general motors says it knows why fires have been breaking out in the chevy volt. core leaks may to be blame for causing electrical shorts. the government is investigating but the transportation department says the vehicle is safe to drive. gm is offering refunds to dissatisfied customers. it is the meal of choice for most college students and lawrence karnow. instant cup o noodles but it can dangerous, too. could land you in the emergency room believe it or not. doctors at children's national hospital in washington, d.c.
say they see five to six patients suffering from soup burn a week. once the boiling water is poured into the lightweight styrofoam cup they tip over and can burn you. >> typically, on their chest, their abdomen and their upper extremity. we certainly have children who do end one skin grafts as a result of these injuries. -- who do end up with skin grafts as a result of these injuries. >> one out of every five victims needs surgery. the sticky noodles burn hotter than the water. people are divided when it comes to pick the best holiday movie, some say miracle on 34th street, i like it's a wonderful life myself. the jury is still out on which is the best but most agree that a christmas story little ralphy and the gang is up there. it's a musical being shown in the country. it's a big hit and will likely
end up on broadway. >> they don't have any songs in the movie. >> that's true. >> but the tongue thing on the post there? >> that and the leg [ indiscernible ] that's a big hit in the broadway show. >> good one. a girl's best friend gave the annual red kettle drive in spokane, washington a much- needed boost. somebody actually wrapped up this diamond ring right here. dropped it in a salvation army kettle. it's valued at $5,000. near anonymous donor dropped off a valuable silver coin worth 30 bucks. he said in a note, i may be unemployed but i know families are in worse shape. there is a guy out in florida down in the south that every year gets about a dozen -- $50 or $25 gold pieces from the 1920s or earlier, drops them off in the kettles. they are worth $1,800 apiece. >> santa hands out hundred dollars bills. >> a lot of people giving out there. >> that's good. >> we should all be. >> you're going to be ringing the bell? >> we'll be out there on
friday ringing the bell. >> hopefully somebody drops something off. told temperatures to start the day. by the afternoon, temperatures in the 50s and low 60s and sunshine. cold temperatures to start the day. next few days no major changes maybe a few more clouds but that's it. s cooling down on the wing. partly cloudy skies on sunday and monday. not too exciting for rain. >> a little more exciting on the roads and city streets in san francisco. chopper 5 showing closures due to the raid right now for "occupy sf." market street is closed between stewart and spear. no word yet as to when the lanes will reopen so use an alternate in the meantime. i also am getting word that embarcadero is reduced down one lane. so only one lane open through there both directions.
that may cause delays for the morning commute. bart still on time, muni not hearing any specific delays. they may have rerouted things through there. but that's also possible due to all the activity near justin herman plaza. the rest of mass transit though right on time this morning. now, the altamont pass we are seeing some delays westbound as you work your way from altamont pass to 680. that earlier accident on the eastbound side near north first street is wrapped up. westbound 4 typical slow and go conditions. bay bridge metering lights are off so one of our bright spots, no delays into san francisco or out of san francisco into oakland. >> give it time, though. >> i know, right? >> it's not 6:15 yet. >> you have a spring in your step. maybe you should work around the clock all the time. >> i think i'm going to try that today. every shift i can do. >> tonight too. >> see you tomorrow morning. >> how fun i'll be tomorrow. >> all lawrence, all the time. it is 557 5. coming up, we'll have a -- it is 557 5. coming up we'll have a lot more on the "occupy sf" raid. >> we have team coverage and we'll show you the latest
developments. >> and an up an update on the number of people arrested. the latest on the arrest and the pros coming up. all the details. >> and here's a rude surprise. a cannonball blasts through a bay area home and hits a car. what happened? it's all about a tv show. and an experiment that went very wrong. coming up. ,, california should be proud. we were the first to ban smoking on airplanes. the first to have smoke-free bars and restaurants. all while saving over $86 billion in health care costs... and over a million lives. we've done a good job. but even if you were born today, you'd still grow up in a world where tobacco kills more people... than aids, drugs, alcohol, murder and car crashes...
n occupy s-f. your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good morning. we start with breaking news. a pair of officers assaulted in the raid on "occupy sf." >> chopper 5 is currently over the scene at justin herman plaza. that's where you can see clean- up efforts. officers moved in earlier this morning and arrested at least 50 people and there is still a heavy police presence there. we have team coverage. let's start with gil diaz live in san francisco with the very latest. gil, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank and grace. we have the latest numbers for
you this morning on the number of arrests. chief suhr says it seems like it's more than 70 people have been arrested. there are three different incidents where people were arrested. more on that in a moment. but yeah, it's been a very emotional tense day at justin herman plaza right behind me. maintenance crews have been power washing the area. there are no tents erected still at the plaza. they have been hard at work since 1:00 this morning when the raid occurred. we have some video of that raid when it happened this morning. chief suhr said the reason they decided to do the raid this morning is because negotiations between the organizers of "occupy sf" and city officials broke